By Diana Crandall / December 11, 2018

Botched Robbery Leaks 16,000 Gallons of Oil into Brazilian Bay

It will be weeks before the impact on local wildlife is known, one biologist said.

A screengrab of oil spill coverage in Brazil's Guanabara Bay (BBC)
A screengrab of oil spill coverage in Brazil's Guanabara Bay (BBC)

The delicate ecosystems of Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay are doused in oil after a pipeline robbery went wrong, according to the BBC. While the Brazilian oil firm Transpetro told the media that workers have cleared most of the 2.5-mile spill, a biologist said it will be several weeks before it’s clear just how damaging the spill was to local wildlife.

Take a look at the damage in the clip below.

Daily Brief

15 Things to Know Today, from RealClearLife

June 18, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 16, 2019